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J&K to follow Uniform Academic Calendar in all schools

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Government has decided to implement a Uniform Academic Calendar in all schools in the Union Territory including the conduct of annual examinations in the March-April session for up to class nine.

The order, issued by School Education department Principal Secretary Alok Kumar has stated,” Sanction is hereby accorded to the implementation of Uniform Academic Calendar including conduct of annual examinations in March-April session for classes up to nine in all the government and government recognised private schools of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.”

It said the new admissions across all the schools shall commence from the month of March of the calendar year. In August, the Jammu and Kashmir administration shifted the academic session for the students of class 10th and 12th in Kashmir to March Session, in accordance with the National Education Policy. The Government of Jammu and Kashmir issued the order in October 2022.

This is for the first time in the last more than three decades, Jammu and Kashmir gets a full academic session. Its implementation would certainly streamline the academic calendar in schools with the rest of the country.


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